Bronze and gold statuette dedicated to the Prince of Wales, Johannesburg Pioneer club 1925

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South African School from the early 20th century

Bronze with nuanced green and dark brown patina depicting an indigenous person offering a small ingot in 18 ct gold
Rectangular marble base bearing a 14 ct gold cartel, with the inscription :

A birthday gift to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
from the Ladies 1889 Pioneer Club
June 23.

In 1925 the Johannesburg Ladies Pioneer club was one of the first female clubs created by Emilie Massingberd in 1892.
The Pioneer club gave this bronze statuette holding a small ingot in solid gold on the 23 rd of June 1925 in Johannesburg to the Prince of Wales during his visit to South Africa where he was representing his father, King George the V.
The Prince of Wales became king in 1936 under the name Edward VIII and the same year abdicated in the favour of his brother George VI so that he could marry Wallis Simon.

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Provenance : Gift from the Pioneer Club to the Prince of Wales in 1925 in Johannesburg

  • Items quantity:  1
  • Period :  20th Century
  • Height in cm : 10 cm
  • Width in cm : 13 cm
  • Depth in cm : 6 cm
  • Expertissim Reference: 2016050184